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    Alex O'Sachy (43) Was Charged With The Murder Of Angela Silk (45) & Previous Deaths At His Home Are Being Reinvestigated

    There's a lot going on here & I had trouble explaining it concisely in the title. Articles that referenced his prior convictions & the other deaths at his home have been updated & had all the references removed re the earlier deaths, his prior convictions & reopened investigations



    This is the most recent development (minus the deleted content)



    https://www.news.com.au/national/que...b321d9cbeeb7a6


    https://www.news.com.au/national/que...b321d9cbeeb7a6



    Alex O?Sachy charged with murder after woman dies at his Brisbane home
    A Brisbane man has fronted court on a murder charge after a woman was found dead at his house.

    Catie McLeod

    September 8, 2021 - 2:31PM



    Police crime scene investigators at the Wishart Road home at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Brad Fleet



    A man has fronted court, charged with the murder of his ?on again, off again? girlfriend aftr she was found allegedly fatally stabbed at his Brisbane home on Monday night.

    Alex O?Sachy was charged on Tuesday night with one count of murder as a domestic violence offence after the death of the 45-year-old woman at the Upper Mt Gravatt property.

    She has since been identified as Angela Silk.


    Police will allege that Silk was fatally wounded at Mr O?Sachy?s Wishart Road home just before 8pm on Monday.

    Mr O?Sachy, 43, was interviewed by police on Tuesday in relation to Silk?s death.

    He was charged with murder late on Tuesday night and made a brief appearance via video link at Brisbane Magistrate?s Court on Monday.

    O?Sachy made no application for bail and will return to court on October 18.



    The woman who died in Mt Gravatt on Monday night has been identified as Angela Silk. Picture: Supplied


    He went voluntarily with police to be interviewed after making the call to paramedics about 7.30pm on Monday.

    Despite the best efforts of first responders, Silk died about 50 minutes later.


    Police said earlier on Tuesday they were treating the death as unexplained and suspicious.

    Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said Silk had been living at the property, which he said was known to police and where there had been ?some history?.


    Police crime scene investigators at the Wishart Road home. Picture: Brad Fleet


    Police responded to reports of a verbal argument at the home in May.

    ?It?s my understanding the man currently assisting police with their investigation was not accused of any wrongdoing in that matter,? he told reporters on Tuesday.

    ?What, however, if any, relevance that incident has or that event has on this lady?s death will be examined as part of the investigation."


    Angela's FB accounts

    https://m.facebook.com/angela.blow.3...ref=story&rc=p

    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100037080593453
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    This old petition gives some insight to his background

    https://www.change.org/p/secretary-s...eny-his-parole

    Please keep Alex O'Sachy in Prison - Deny his parole




    Dianne Thompson started this petition to Secretary - Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board


    I believe Alexander George O'Sachy murdered my 15 year old daughter Leanne. Whilst on bail for charges against Leanne, Alex O'Sachy committed and was charged for, seriously assualting two other young women. He committed further drug crimes whilst on parole and bail from other offences.



    Three young people have died in the presence of Alex O'Sachy; none of these deaths have been satisfactorily resolved. Alex O'Sachy was the last person to see Leanne alive and his evidence at her inquest would have been crucial to the inquest findings. However, as has been his habit in other matters, he refused to answer any and all questions. The coroner directed Alex O'Sachy to answer questioning, even though it might incriminate him, and if he did not do so, would be in comtempt. Still he refused, causing Mr. Lock to state "This is a particularly serious example of contempt" and went on to charge O'Sachy with contempt and sentenced him to six months jail for this. Alex O'Sachy, apart from a short statement the day after Leanne's death, has continuously refused to give ANY evidence about Leanne's death. If he was innocent of Leanne's murder, why has he continuously refused to provide any information?

    Please keep Alexander O'Sachy in jail away from anyone that he can do harm to. Please use your conscience and do the right thing, if not for my daughter then for other vulnerable young people out there.



    It is very disappointing, and makes me very angry, that he continues to get a chance to shorten his already minimal sentence and get another chance at his life whilst my darling daughter Leanne will never have the chance to start her life again.



    Alexander George O'Sachy does not derserve to walk freely on the streets of our communities until he can prove that he will not re-offend.



    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-...59621207454253



    Thank you
    Edit :

    Angela was posting in the "Keep Alex O'Sachy In Jail" FB group a few months before her death

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...composer=false
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    Wait, this article (which is about an hour old) details all the previous deaths. It also has a different surname for Angela & now I'm not sure which is correct



    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ane-woman.html


    Alexander George O'Sachy, 43, charged with murder after death of girlfriend

    Angela Godwin, 45, was fatally wounded at his Brisbane home on Monday night

    O'Sachy was linked to deaths of two others that were ruled as suicides

    He has been remanded in custody and will face court again on October 18

    By ELIZA MCPHEE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA and AAP
    PUBLISHED: 16:28 AEST, 8 September 2021 | UPDATED: 16:46 AEST, 8 September 2021


    Alexander George O'Sachy, 43, is facing one count of murder as a domestic violence offence after Angela Godwin, 45, was allegedly stabbed at his home




    A man whose two former partners died of suicide and a drug overdose in his house has been charged with murdering his 'on again, off again' girlfriend.

    Alexander George O'Sachy, 43, is facing one count of murder as a domestic violence crime after Angela Godwin, 45, was allegedly stabbed at his home on Wishart Road, Upper Mount Gravatt, in Brisbane just before 8pm on Monday.

    O'Sachy was seen leaving the police station on Tuesday night with a Hungry Jack's paper bag over his head with holes cut out for his eyes.


    He faced Brisbane Magistrate Court via video link on Wednesday and was unable to apply for bail due to the seriousness of his charge.

    Police will allege there were inconsistencies in O'Sachy's version of what occurred and that a blood-soaked doona was found in the washing machine at the house.

    Police also alleged Ms Godwin had wounds to the back of her thighs which did not suggest self harm, the Courier Mail reported.

    Ms Godwin, a mother and grandmother, died soon after emergency services arrived despite the 'best efforts' of paramedics, police said.



    O'Sachy was seen leaving the police station on Tuesday night with a Hungry Jack's paper bag over his head with holes cut out for his eyes

    Her death was 15 years after O'Sachy's 15-year-old girlfriend took her own life.

    Leanne Thompson, the daughter of a police officer, was found hanged in September 2006, in the same home in which Ms Godwin was discovered.

    A coroner found it was likely Ms Thompson took her own life.




    In 2011 another girlfriend of O'Sachy's, Lauren Howarth, was found dead which was ruled to be from a drug overdose.

    The coroner at the time said Ms Howarth's mother 'raised concerns' about the circumstances of her daughter's death.

    A 14-year-old boy Andrew Scott Anderson died in 2005 after he shot himself in the head with an inquest finding he was drinking and taking drugs at O'Sachy's house just one day before.

    His death was also ruled a suicide.



    O'Sachy (pictured) faced court on Wednesday and was unable to apply for bail. He will appear again on October 18


    Police are seen cordoning off the house on Wishart Road in Upper Mount Gravatt

    Coronial investigations cleared O'Sachy of having any responsibility for the three deaths.

    Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said a post-mortem would help detectives determine how Ms Godwin died.

    He said he was aware of the history of the house but the incidents were not linked to Ms Godwin's death.

    'There is some history at that address over the years,' Superintendent Fleming said.

    'There are things in years past that don't appear to be relevant to this investigation at this time, but we're looking at those.'

    O'Sachy was remanded in custody to appear in the same court on October 18.


    Emergency service workers are seen at the home following Ms Godwin's death

    Jfc, so many deaths. If this guy wasn't directly involved in them he is absolutely fucking cursed & he curses everyone he interacts with

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    The dude is the Grim Reaper or something. Insane. Are they absolutely SURE that these were all suicides and overdoses? It seems pretty suspicious that this guy happens to be connected to so many.
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    The inquest findings are all linked in that fb thread Angela commented on. It's so weird, the first death was 14 yr old Andrew Anderson - he died in July 2005 but his DOB was 10 Sept.

    Then 15 yr old Leanne Thompson died on 7 Sept 2006

    Lauren Howarth died on 1 September 2011.

    & now Angela on 6 September 2021



    Like stay the fuck away from this guy in general, but absolutely avoid him in September.



    Edit : pdf links for all the inquest findings just in case that fb thread disappears


    https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data...s-20091016.pdf


    https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data...m-20130503.pdf


    https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data...h-20161130.pdf
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    Also found an old article about Leanne & turns out there are more victims - he stabbed yet another girlfriend but she survived

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/lean...014-2vhbl.html

    This was published 7 years ago

    Leanne Thompson death: 'go and kill yourself ?'
    October 21, 2013 ? 3.00am


    Seven years ago, teenager Leanne Thompson died after being found hanging under a Brisbane house, but questions surrounding her apparent suicide still remain, as Frank Robson discovers.

    Leanne Thompson was a lost girl who ran away from a broken family and ended up hanging from a beam beneath the house she shared with a violent and abusive older man. She died in hospital the same day, aged 15. Seven years later - after a murder investigation and an aborted trial - it was hoped that a coronial inquest earlier this year would put an end to speculation over what really happened to Leanne under that gloomy old Brisbane house on September 7, 2006.


    Too much too young ? Leanne Thompson.CREDIT:COURTESY OF DIANNE THOMPSON

    But it didn't. The inquest heard that Leanne had been punched, kicked, denigrated and urged to kill herself frequently, including on the day she died, by her drug-addicted lover, Alex O'Sachy, now 36, who evidence showed "preyed on vulnerable young women". But coroner John Lock said Leanne's contact with O'Sachy in her last conscious minutes remained unclear. (This is mainly because O'Sachy, after denying involvement in her death, refused to answer any further questions at the inquest, adding six months for contempt of court to the sentence he was already serving for drug trafficking and carnal knowledge involving Leanne. He will be eligible for parole in February 2014.)

    "Her distress that day is without doubt linked to O'Sachy's abusive treatment of her in the days and hours leading up to her death ... [but] who put together the noose, who put it over the beam, and in what circumstances Leanne's neck came to be in the noose ... is still uncertain," Lock said. In the absence of such facts, the coroner found it "likely" that Leanne Melissa Thompson suicided as a consequence of her "high-risk lifestyle".



    Brighter days ? Dianne and daughter Leanne Thompson in 1993.

    Strangely enough it was Leanne's father, Damian Rockett, a Queensland police sergeant, who first received word of Leanne's hanging while on duty. After the inquest, Rockett said he believed O'Sachy would never reveal what happened to his daughter that day. "I know Alex O'Sachy," he added. "I just feel sorry for the next woman that he associates with."

    Alexander George O'Sachy and Leanne had shared a house with his older brother, Daniel, and Daniel's then 10-year-old son. Over time, both Daniel and his son had rung police and the Queensland Department of Child Safety expressing concern for Leanne's well-being and urging that she be removed from O'Sachy's influence. After her death, Daniel and his son gave disturbing evidence of O'Sachy beating Leanne, taking her money and supplying her with drugs.

    Daniel, 42, still lives at the same house at Wishart in Brisbane's south, owned by his father. He told Good Weekend that Alex O'Sachy was a chronic drug addict who refused treatment and seemed to have a morbid influence on those around him. He says their wealthy parents - divorced acrimoniously in 1994 and both remarried - have been providing his brother with lawyers, houses and cars. Daniel also says they tried to stop him giving evidence about what happened on the day Leanne Thompson died, but he wanted to show his own son he was "doing the right thing".

    It was largely due to Daniel's evidence that O'Sachy was brought to trial in 2009 for assisting in Leanne's suicide, but the jury couldn't reach a verdict. Since Leanne's death, O'Sachy has formed relationships with other young women. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to stabbing and assaulting one of them, Lisa Palmos, and received a suspended jail sentence; in 2011, Lauren Howarth - who had alleged that O'Sachy had threatened to cut off her finger and set her alight - was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the house they shared.


    O'Sachy was also mixed up with the suicide of 14-year-old Andrew Anderson, who shot himself in the head while on the phone to his father, saying, "Goodbye, Dad."

    Andrew had a troubled background and was under a Child Protection Order issued by Queensland's Department of Child Safety when he died on July 25, 2005, two days after shooting himself. He spent the night before the shooting at O'Sachy's Wishart house, drinking and using drugs. At his inquest in 2009, evidence was given that O'Sachy had supplied the drugs. Daniel tells me his brother "introduced [Andrew] to needles" by injecting him with amphetamines (speed) that night.

    "When people come off speed they feel real shit and depressed," Daniel says. "I told my brother, 'You're an absolute dickhead!' And he goes, 'I know what I'm doing - it was just the right amount to give him.' And then the next day [Andrew] shot himself." It happened early in the afternoon at the home of Andrew's grandfather, who told the inquest that O'Sachy was with Andrew when he left the house that morning.

    O'Sachy denied supplying the boy with drugs, or the gun he used, but refused to answer questions at the inquest, claiming he'd "lost his memory" of Andrew and the night prior to the shooting.
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    One minute he's normal, then he'll go off on a tangent. he'll pick up a shovel and try to attack you.

    Like Alex O'Sachy's parents, Leanne's mother and father underwent a calamitous separation in 2002 that left Damian Rockett estranged from his two children. His ex-wife, Dianne Thompson, is convinced that Leanne was murdered; Rockett thinks she took her own life. Throughout her inquest they sat on opposite sides of the courtroom and didn't exchange a word.

    Strangely - although he knew of O'Sachy's brutality towards his daughter, and had tried to get her away from him - Rockett personally invited Alex and Daniel O'Sachy to Leanne's funeral.



    Sad end - Lauren Howarth before she met Alex O'Sachy.

    Why would he do that?

    "Well," he says in his mild-mannered way, "he [Alex] had feelings for her, too. And Daniel and Alex both had to get her down when she was found hanging ... and I thought, 'Well, they need closure, too.' "

    Only a few days before the funeral, Dianne Thompson read a note allegedly written by O'Sachy to Leanne, and later presented at his trial, that began: "I'll rape ya and kill ya ..." Thompson was furious when she saw O'Sachy outside Leanne's church service, telling those with her, "How dare he be here!"

    Although both have remarried, the ill will between Leanne's parents hasn't diminished. Thompson tells me Rockett assaulted her "all through" their 20-year marriage; he says he punched her "only once" in the heat of the moment. This led to a police misconduct charge, and the issuing of a domestic violence order (DVO)against him. He says that by the end of the marriage she was threatening him with knives, and he took to sleeping in another bedroom with the bed wedged against the door.

    Thompson says she told her husband to leave frequently, but he appealed to their weeping children, saying, "Mummy won't let me stay! Get Mummy to let me stay!" Rockett says the first time he tried to leave, she told the children, "Your father's leaving you for a slut." He adds,"Whenever I tried to leave after that she would attempt suicide by taking drug overdoses."

    About the only thing they agree on is that what happened between them had a dire effect on their kids (Leanne's brother Christopher, 25, still refuses all contact with his father). "Leanne used to be 'Daddy's perfect little girl', " Thompson tells me at what was once the Rockett family home at Belmont in Brisbane's east. "But [after he left] she told me she hated him. She said, 'Don't you dare ever take him back.' " At his home on the other side of the city, Rockett says he saw little of the children after the separation because his access was limited by the DVO.

    Leanne was a striking, vivacious girl who loved sports and dancing and wanted to be a fashion designer or a hairdresser. But from the age of 13 she began wagging school and staying overnight with "friends". Her absences from her mother's home grew longer, and Rockett and Thompson sought official help.

    In December 2005, Leanne was placed under a Child Protection Order issued by Child Safety. She was supposed to live at Brisbane's Phoenix House youth centre during the week and spend weekends with her mother. But she went missing from the youth centre for days at a time and insisted on spending weekends with friends she refused to identify to Thompson.

    In mid-2006, Rockett learnt that Leanne was living most of the time with Alex O'Sachy, well known in Rockett's own south Brisbane police district as a convicted drug dealer and "doctor shopper". By that stage, he says, Leanne was using drugs - including amphetamines and heroin - and had prostituted herself to pay for them. (Her mother angrily rejects this, saying Leanne was just a "bit wild" after having a taste of freedom.)

    Rockett did his best to convince Child Safety that Leanne should be moved from O'Sachy's house. But, as the veteran cop already knew, the official line was that as long as Leanne visited her case worker three times a week, and a counsellor at Phoenix House, the department couldn't intervene. (Both O'Sachy and Leanne told police and Child Safety workers their relationship wasn't sexual, but DNA testing after her death showed it was.) Rockett was already familiar with Daniel O'Sachy, who was in the habit of ringing him or other police to report the presence of "vulnerable kids" at the Wishart house, or to tell "where the bongs were hidden".

    The box-like house where Leanne met her fate is drab and oppressive. Daniel and his son lived upstairs; Leanne and O'Sachy shared a room at the rear of the lower level. The only on-the-spot evidence of what happened there on Thursday, September 7, 2006, came in the form of police statements and court evidence from Daniel, who admits to being an alcoholic and a former heroin user, and his son, who was then underage and can't be named.

    As they tell it, O'Sachy and Leanne were up until after dawn, "fighting" over money in their room. Later in the morning Daniel saw Leanne mixing crushed Xanax (antidepressant) tablets in a spoon, while O'Sachy slept. She told him: "We are so f...ed up that I am doing morph." Daniel then went to the Child Safety office in nearby Mount Gravatt and told staff about the morphine and his concerns for Leanne. (No morphine was detected at her autopsy.)

    When he got home he saw O'Sachy punch Leanne in the back of the head, which was "not unusual". (Daniel tells me his brother punched Leanne there because "it didn't leave any marks".) About 2.45pm, while returning from a walk, Daniel and his son saw a dazed-looking Leanne stumbling about in traffic near their house. When she returned to the downstairs bedroom, O'Sachy told her, "Go and kill yourself."

    (Daniel tells me he heard his brother suggesting a suicide pact to Leanne that morning in which they would both jump off Brisbane's towering Gateway Bridge. She said, "But we don't have any money" - which Daniel took to mean money for a taxi to get to the bridge.)

    O'Sachy then punched Leanne in the back of the head again, and Daniel called the police.

    At 3.44pm two uniformed cops arrived. They had a quick look around the house for Leanne, including downstairs, but couldn't find her and hurried off to check local streets. From upstairs, Daniel then heard O'Sachy call, "Oh, she has necked herself." He ran downstairs and saw Leanne hanging from a beam in a shadowy corner, her feet barely off the floor. He tried to lift her to get the electrical cord from around her neck, telling his brother, who was standing watching, "Hey, dickhead, give me a hand!" Together they got her down and took her to the front yard, where Daniel began CPR. His son called triple-0.

    Somehow, Daniel also found time to call Rockett, who that day was duty sergeant at the nearby Mount Gravatt police station. "He said, 'I know a little first aid, but can you get here quick - we've found her hanging underneath the house,' " Rockett recalls. "Apparently, she'd been there the whole time, and they hadn't seen her because she was [partly concealed by] a cupboard." Rockett had to man the radio and tell other police, "The 15-year-old girl has been found hanging under the house."

    In those impersonal terms?

    "Yeah, exactly," he says, staring at the floor.

    He then called an officer at the scene who told him paramedics had restored Leanne's pulse, but she was still unconscious and her prospects weren't good. After that he called his second wife, arranged to collect her from work, and they drove together to the hospital where Leanne had been taken.

    "Do you think he bothered to tell me?" demands Dianne Thompson, shaking her head. "Damian didn't ring me, the police didn't ring me. It wasn't until 4.55pm that day that [a Child Safety employee] rang and said, 'I presume you've heard about Leanne?' I dropped the phone and started screaming ..." At the hospital, Thompson refused to sit in the same waiting room as Rockett and his wife. They each spent a short time at Leanne's bedside, but she didn't regain consciousness. At 11.58pm her life support was turned off and she was declared dead of hypoxic brain injury, due to hanging.
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    At first, police treated it as a suicide. Rockett agreed, perhaps because Leanne had cut her wrists at his home in 2005, and the pattern of suicides within his own family. "My younger brother, Laurie, hung himself earlier this year," he volunteers. "My father's brother suicided in the late 1980s, and Dad's father jumped off a building and killed himself ... so the black dog [depression] has really been in our family."

    But in 2007, police changed course and charged O'Sachy with aiding in Leanne's suicide. Apart from the evidence from Daniel and his son, the charge was based on threatening notes from O'Sachy to Leanne found by Diane Thompson in her daughter's room, and statements from two of O'Sachy's other girlfriends, who said he'd admitted encouraging Leanne to kill herself. (Thompson says Rockett actively opposed her efforts to make a statement to police about the threatening notes, telling investigating police she was a "crazy f...ing bitch". It wasn't until she complained to police attached to the coroner's office that O'Sachy was charged with aiding Leanne's suicide.)

    After the jury failed to reach a verdict on this charge in 2010, startling new evidence was obtained from Linda Hart, the O'Sachys' next-door neighbour at the time of the tragedy. In 2006, Hart had told police only that she'd heard arguing and screaming from the house that day. But four years later she told, in harrowing detail, of having seen both Alex and Daniel beating Leanne and hanging her over the beam. This led to an 18-month murder investigation, but no charges eventuated.

    Hart, who said she'd been harassed and threatened by the O'Sachy brothers for years, repeated her evidence at the inquest, but coroner Lock found it "most unlikely" she would've been able to see what she described from her window. Leanne's hanging occurred more than three hours after Hart claimed to see it (at a time when Hart wasn't home), and evidence from all three forensic pathologists contradicted Hart's description of what she saw.

    "It is difficult to understand why Ms Hart has given this version of events, which she appears to genuinely believe," Lock said. Of Daniel's alleged involvement, the coroner noted: "Father of the year he is not, but it would be most unlikely for him to bring to the attention of [authorities] his concerns about her welfare ... in the days and hours before her death, and then participate directly in her death."

    The trail of grief and misery involving Alex O'Sachy extends to a tiny flat in Brisbane's south, where Rosina Mason-Parker now lives alone. In 2011, a few months before her daughter Lauren Howarth was found dead of a suspected drug overdose in the house she shared with O'Sachy, Mason-Parker was asked by a TV reporter if she feared Lauren might die through associating with O'Sachy.

    "My answer was, 'Yes, yes, yes!' " she says now, covering her face. "And then it happened." (The TV interview didn't go to air.)

    Lauren, 31, lived with O'Sachy for almost a year while he was still being investigated over the death of Leanne Thompson. Her body was discovered by ambulance officers responding to a triple-0 call from an anonymous male on the morning of September 1. No one else was in the Birkdale house (another owned by O'Sachy's father, George), but police sources told Good Weekend that O'Sachy had admitted making the emergency call. An autopsy report indicates Lauren probably died from taking fentanyl, a prescription painkiller many times stronger than morphine.

    Mason-Parker's "emotionally immature" daughter had moved from Sydney to live with her in an effort to beat her multiple drug addictions. She was on the methadone program, and her mother thinks she met O'Sachy while waiting in line at a local chemist. A few months after she moved in with him, Lauren began sending her mother phone texts alleging O'Sachy was beating and torturing her, taking her money and threatening her life.

    "It was an absolute house of horrors," Mason-Parker says. "Police have all the texts now, but Lauren would send messages like, 'He strung me upside down ... he stripped me naked ... he tried to strangle me by grabbing my windpipe ... he put objects in my private parts ... he tried to cut off my finger and [threatened to] set me alight with meths.' It was sadomasochism, or something, but no matter how hard we tried, the police and I couldn't get her away from him because he was supplying her with the drugs she needed."

    Mason-Parker says O'Sachy told Lauren repeatedly that she was "useless" and "worthless" and should kill herself. "And then she'd say to me, 'And I am, I am worthless, aren't I?' ... I only met O'Sachy once and he made my skin crawl. I have a strong [religious] faith, and I saw him as evil. When you were in his company you could feel it."

    Typically, O'Sachy refused to answer questions from police about Lauren's death. Last year, his father told journalists his son had nothing to do with it. "Alex was away," George O'Sachy said then. "She [Lauren] was there with two or three of her friends having a party that night ... if Alex had been involved he would've been charged." Mason-Parker scoffs, saying O'Sachy rarely let Lauren out of his sight: "He controlled her in every way."

    A coronial investigation into Lauren Howarth's death is continuing.

    George O'sachy, 76, describes himself as a "former forensic investigator" and a "retired senior officer in the defence forces". His main concern these days seems to be in guarding his own reputation. "I don't want my name bandied about in the paper. That's the real issue," he says when I phone seeking a meeting. "I'm a respected person in this area, and I'm a practising Justice of the Peace in Victoria Point [on Brisbane's bayside]. I've got letters of appreciation from the Justice Department ..."

    The owner of a string of properties across Brisbane, the elder O'Sachy suggests the death of Leanne Thompson - "who was going to destruct herself anyway" - is an old story that has been "aired enough".

    What about Damian Rockett's expressed concern for other women Alex may associate with?

    "Well, Damian Rockett said to my former wife [Maria] that it was the best thing that could have happened to Leanne. He said that to her face. He said [Leanne] was better off where she is now. Because of her past, and her past history." (Rockett admits saying this to Maria when she delivered Leanne's clothing to him after her death. "Because there was only so much I could do," he reasons. "Leanne was too far gone." Dianne Thompson tells me the clothing wasn't even Leanne's: "She was a tiny size 8; these clothes were about size 14! I put them straight into a charity bin.")

    George O'Sachy decides not to meet with me. A couple of days later I speak with Daniel O'Sachy at the house where Leanne died. Thin and sallow with close-cropped hair, he tells how his grandparents on both sides of the family managed to escape Soviet Russia and find their way here during World War II. His parents were educated achievers (Maria became a GP and George an engineer), but the family was bitterly divided after they divorced in 1994, when Alex was 16 and Daniel was 22. Both brothers attended the prestigious Brisbane Boys' College, but after the "really ugly" breakup - when Alex and a younger brother stayed with Maria and Daniel lived with George - Alex went off the rails.

    "Before that he was really good at school and at sports," says Daniel. "Then he started living in a tent in Mum's backyard and growing marijuana. He was selling drugs and taking heroin and speed. He stopped going to school, and got this really intense dislike of authority." Daniel says the enmity between their parents still affects all their lives.

    Alex, diagnosed as schizophrenic and on some sort of pension, had been abusing and "controlling" drug-addicted girls and running amok for years. "One minute he's normal, then he'll go off at a tangent," says Daniel. "He'll pick up a shovel or something and try to attack you ... once, he shoved a loaded handgun in my face."

    Daniel's son, now 17, was so "stuffed up by all the shit that went on here" he became "scared of ghosts" and now lives with his mother. Daniel tells me his own exasperated mother says of Alex, "Live with God! I've done all I can. Too bad." His father is humiliated and wants to hide. "But he can't. He can't go to Anzac Day marches because of the surname, and when people ask how his boys are, he says he's sorry my brother was ever born."

    After my visit, Daniel informs his parents he's spoken to a journalist, then forwards me the texts they sent him in response. From Maria: "You are sick stop your stupidity get a life you have no right to even mention anybody I am sick of your shit stop now." From George: "very worry what shit told reporter abt alx see you tomorrow you bring family shame and killing parents."

    The next day, after George O'Sachy arrives at his house, Daniel tells me by phone that he no longer wants his comments used. He sounds sullen and uncomfortable. In the background, I can hear his father urging: "Say, 'I withdraw! I withdraw!' " Then George takes the phone. "We've had enough of this rubbish [about Leanne Thompson]," he blusters. "Daniel wishes to withdraw all his comments ... and that's the end of story."

    Soon afterwards Daniel sends me a text that begins, "You're allowed to talk to me ..." When I phone, he sounds normal again. "Dad made me ring you," he says. "He was going crazy. But he's gone now, so that's all right."

    So is it okay for me to use the comments?

    Daniel: "Yeah, if you want. 'Cause I'm not going to take any legal action. I said what I said. They're trying to protect Alex, that's all there is to it. Then, when he gets out [of jail], he'll cause problems and I'll probably be lumbered with his shit ... He'll just get locked up again, that's all that will happen. Or someone will die."

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    Eh, when you are constantly doing drugs and inviting other people to your house to do them, you're inviting death. Drugs can also cause some to spiral and commit suicide. Obviously this guy is a murderer based on his most recent gf being stabbed, but I'm not quick to say he murdered everyone else who died at his house.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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